Guest Post: Put on your trainers and help ‘Health in Mind’ promote positive mental health

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When I first started my blog ‘Healthy Edinburgh, I knew that although physical fitness was going to feature quite strongly, I also believe that ‘health’ means so much more than just physical wellbeing.  That’s why the Healthy Edinburgh motto is ‘Sharing experiences that promote healthy minds, bodies and communities’.  This month’s guest blog focuses on … Read more…

Edible Gardening – The Royal Botanic Garden helps us plan ahead for this growing season

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I’ve spent so many hours wandering around the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,  enjoying the fresh air and foliage, no matter what the season.  I’ve read the plaques and little signs but I’ve never taken the time to find out the history of the Garden or to find out more about how they manage to provide … Read more…

The Floatarium Spa  – De-stressing Edinburgh for over 20 years

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After the heart racing stress of ‘nearly’ leaping 100ft in the air, I knew I had to:  Dye my hair, which turned white when I leaned over the rail and looked at the tiny dot like people below Head back to The Floatarium Spa for some serious relaxation! To me, floating quietly in a warm … Read more…

Belly Dance Taster Class with Elspeth left me hungry for MORE!

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I was checking out the Leith Festival’s programme and of course I went straight to the Dance section – never expecting to find a FREE belly dance taster class!!  I’ve been dying to try belly dancing for ages but most of the classes I’ve come across are taught in blocks.  I have a sporadic schedule … Read more…

The Art of Chi with Anne-Claire, Beginners Tai Chi & Qi Gong

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I had a free evening last week and was scouring the internet to try and pick a new fitness class to try. After a week of walking, cycling, ‘bouncing’, my body seemed to reject any thought of a high-octane workout. I resigned myself to a night in and plopped myself onto the sofa where a … Read more…

SCIMART – Bread, Bugs, Chocolate …. Oh My!

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As a former engineer, I’m still a bit of a nerd and it’s no secret that I’m a mega foodie so when the Edinburgh International Science Festival included a ‘SCIMART’ (science farmer’s market) in this year’s programme I had no choice but to go!!  In fact, between now and the 20th of April there are … Read more…